I was talking with a few friends yesterday and we were trying to think of products that our grandfathers would have used regularly that are fading away or are no longer existant today. We came up…Continue
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"Both my grandfathers passed on while I was very young, so I have no memory of them.
My mother and other relatives have shared with me their impressions of them so that I would have something to pass on about them to my kids:
They were both assholes."
"I never knew my grandfather (either of them; they both passed before i was born. From what i have heard of them, i think it a blessing in thin disguise). However, from my paternal grandfather, i was given his shaving brush and tobacco pipe. I…"
"Pocket Watch, handkerchief, pen knife, suspenders, notebook with important phone numbers, addresses, quotes, appointments, etc. He had a hanging calendar that he actually used. He always wore an American Flag pin on whatever suit he wore. He also…"
"Sure Brian. By uncommon (speaking pretty broadly) I mean a watch brand not commonly seen everyday (not just people wearing them but in advertising like you mentioned) in the USA. Luxury watches I would consider common (in the USA) would be…"
"I have watches from Molnija, Slava, Raketa, Poljot and Vostok, some pre-fall and some post-fall.
They're all based on Swiss calibers, the Poljot 3133, for example, being based on the Valjoux 7734, but modified to have a higher beat…"
"Could you define uncommon . I find that most brands target different demographic groups or throw there advertising budget to a particular region or country . When I travel abroad I always pop my head into the local watch store and will always see a…"
"Damn, forgot about the crud in the tank, a big one for military members with old cars who go on tours overseas or get underway for months on end and leave their cars sitting. The crap in the tank (rust and all that) starts collecting on the…"
"Push-up position at the top. There are other variations such as side planks. Body saws have movement. Your hands/elbows are anchored on the floor and your feet are on something which slides. I do them at home with my hands on the carpet and my…"
"I only do four sets of each, and only do three exercises/day. I have not had significant soreness (aside from a few times). From what I understand, the standard DOMs.
Last week and this week, I am doing a "light cycle" where I am doing…"
"Not always true about shopping at CostCo. The ones I've shopped in several parts of California don't carry hard liquor in anything less than a 1.5 liter or 750 ml bottle. And you do want to be careful about judging liquor using…"
"Oh my. You've really opened up a can of worms with this seemingly simple question.
What sort of the water of life are you talking about? Scotch, Irish, Bourbon, Rye, Canadian? Then there's blendeds, single malts, and various…"